Division of Wilmot

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Wilmot
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created 1903
Abolished 1984
Namesake John Eardley-Wilmot

The Division of Wilmot was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Tasmania. It was located in central Tasmania, and was named after Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, the sixth Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania. At various times it included the towns of Deloraine, Beaconsfield, Devonport, Latrobe, and New Norfolk.

The Division was proclaimed on 2 October 1903, when Tasmania was first divided into Divisions, and was first contested at the 1903 Federal election. At the electoral redistribution of 12 September 1984, it was abolished and replaced by the Division of Lyons, in order to jointly honor Joseph Lyons, the tenth Prime Minister of Australia, who held Wilmot from 1929–1939, and his wife Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives in 1943 and subsequently the first female member of Cabinet (1949–51).

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Sir Edward Braddon Free Trade 1903–1904
  Norman Cameron Free Trade 1904–1906
  Independent 1906–1906
  Llewellyn Atkinson Anti-Socialist 1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1921
  Country 1921–1928
  Nationalist 1928–1929
  Joseph Lyons Labor 1929–1931
  United Australia 1931–1939
  Lancelot Spurr Labor 1939–1940
  Allan Guy United Australia 1940–1946
  Gil Duthie Labor 1946–1975
  Max Burr Liberal 1975–1984

Election results[edit]